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Pedestrians Hit By Cars

Our New York City auto accident lawyers and White Plains car accident attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of car accidents where pedestrians have been hit by cars. With the highly populated urban areas in the New York metropolitan area, including, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, White Plains, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Ossining, Mamaroneck, Mount Vernon and Nyack, pedestrian knock down accidents and personal injuries are a fact of life. Our New York personal injury lawyers take on the big insurance companies every day and we don’t back down.

Being hit by a car or truck can be devastating to your life. Suddenly you might have medical bills and you don’t know where to turn. Fortunately our expert car accident lawyers can protect you and make sure you get the medical treatment and compensation you deserve. Unfortuantely pedestrian knock down accidents continue to account for a high number of serious personal injury and death cases in New York.

If you were a pedestrian hit by a car, the insurance company for the car that hit you is responsible to pay your medical bills and any lost wages while you are disabled. You can find out who the other insurance company is by looking at the police report. The standard New York police motor vehicle accident reports have a DMV insurance code box, which will identify the insurance company for the driver who hit you.

Additionally, if you have a serious personal injury, our New York personal injury lawyers can get you the monetary compensation you deserve. The law in New York clearly protect the rights of New York’s pedestrians. Under New York’s vehicle and traffic law section 1151 when there are no traffic-control signals, the driver of a car or truck must yield the right of way by slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk, except that any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overpass has been provided shall yield the right of way to all vehicles. Also New York vehicle and traffic law 1151 requires that when any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.

New York’s vehicle and traffic law 1156 states that where sidewalks are provided and they may be used with safety. This law is particularly important in New York City where parking lots often require cars to travel over the publicly traveled sidewalk. This situation is an accident waiting to happen particularly with the amount of cars exiting parking lots in Manhattan with limited fields of vision and pedestrians walking on the sidewalk in front of the parking lots.

Our New York auto accident lawyers have handled virtually every type of car and truck accident case that can be brought and regularly appear in all of the New York City Metropolitan area Courts including Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, Nassau and Rockland. We have successfully represented thousands of personal injury victims in accidents arising in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, White Plains, New Rochelle, Bronxville, Mamaroneck, Ossining, Valhalla, Port Chester, Yonkers, Hartsdale, Valhalla, Mount Vernon, Scarsdale, Rye, Tarrytown, Greenburgh and Elmsford. CONSULTATIONS ARE ALWAYS FREE

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